I want to learn to dance: Can Destine Dance help with what I want?
You are thinking about learning to dance, but you now want to know how it all works. Learn about the process so you understand how Destine Dance will teach you to dance, and dance well, in one year.
First off, why do you want learn to dance?
The reason is probably one or more of the following:
Think now about which of the above are applicable to you or if there are others.
Regardless of your reasons, Destine Dance can help and make sure that you have fun while learning to dance with us.
But before going into more about how we teach and why we are your best choice, you might be interested in some of the following specific pages:
Otherwise, read on, and learn more about how we can help you.
How does Destine Dance teach me to dance?
There are 3 ways we teach you to dance at Destine Dance. They are:
How does Destine Dance teach me to dance well and to dance properly?
An excellent question!
Destine Dance focuses on authentic dance (and fun lessons). We are part of the Australian Dancing Society, and we keep connections with people who dance the various dances we teach as part of their culture (dances like tango, Lindy Hop and blues). By doing these two things Destine Dance ensures that you learn the proper way to dance.
To make sure you dance well, we use the established level system that has been used to teach dance students for decades. All our teachers have been though it as well - so everyone at Destine Dance knows how effective it is for teaching you to dance.
The levels taught at Destine Dance are:
To pass each level, you will learn a routine made of figures from that level. Once you learn the routine, you will be ready to perform that routine in front of an adjudicator from the Australian Dancing Society. By performing in front of an independent adjudicator you get third party feedback and true verification on the improvement of your dance ability.
How long will it take me to learn to dance?
If you can commit to make dance a regular part of your weekly routine for one year, then you will be amazed at how you will learn. You will be able to enjoy dance that way you want.
But the best part is that it will not need to wait a year to see the benefits. You will see yourself gain skills within weeks - that's why we encourage people to do the deluxe 6 week introductory program. We know you will be convinced you are on the best track to master dance once you experience this program for a just bit over a month.
After 6 weeks you would have learned the proficiency routine for 2 to 3 dances. And you will know what it is like to dance.
You can choose the the styles you work on, but we encourage you to work through all of them. This is because each will develop certain attributes that will help you be a better dancer no matter the style. And also because it is a quick and easy way to discover what you really like (and maybe do not like). Read more here about which style is best.
If you want to feel like an OK dancer, then you need at least 20 hours of dedicated practice. If you take one private lesson a week, and nothing more, then you will be capable of dancing one of the types of dance we teach. If you then do just half an hour of serious practice a night 4 times each week, then you will have accumulated your 20 hours in about a month and a half. Throw in some group classes, some social practice and even another private lesson a week, and you will improve much faster. Take a look at our lesson options to get more insights.
However, if you want to be more than just OK and feel confident in your dance ability, then you want to be familiar with a number of dance styles. Within 1 year, you should be able to complete all the proficiency awards and one Bronze award. As you learn, you get better at learning - so your rate of improvement will also increase.
Having done those awards and kept at the lessons for a year, you will be a dancer.
After that, you can then think about what you want to do next. It might be one or more of the following:
*This is ideal for those who like the social aspect and want to stay active.
**This is ideal for anyone who likes to learn, men who want to be more impressive on the dance floor, and anyone who simply likes achieving goals.
***You could have already started this migration after the first 6 weeks when you have the confidence from the private lessons. You can also keep working with your private teacher to enhance your progress in the social scene. Many who commit to only group classes too early tend to stagnate, and then plateau, early. The award system is very good at giving you focus and making you an excellent dancer faster.
How do I get started and progress?
The 3 Steps to get started on your dance journey
Step 1: The first and best thing to do is to contact us about a free trial lesson. You will experience how quickly you can learn with us and how fun it is.
Step 2: Sign up to the 6 week deluxe program. This lets you try out the studio for a longer period, just like all the other students, but at a discounted price to reduce the risk.
Step 3: Continue with your ongoing learning and development for 1 year doing the things below to become a true dancer.
Enhancing your progression
We want you to become the best dancer you can and have fun doing so. It is this commitment to all our students that has led to our our excellent Google rating - better than any other such studio in Melbourne.
And that's why we always recommend that you do the following:
Imagine, the fun, satisfaction and benefits from being able to dance as you desire. That's exactly what learning with Destine Dance offers you.
I am ready to dance: what do I do now?
Book a free trial and we will see you on the dance floor.